FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The Sgt. Maj. of 2-354th “Spartan” Battalion announced today during an ill-advised formation that wearing face masks in uniform did not represent the traditions and heritage of the Army. “I’ve seen the DoD directive about wearing face masks today, and I’ve seen a few masks around post. It looks unprofessional.” Sgt. Maj. Keith Edwards told the formation. “We have traditions to uphold. What did the ancient Spartans do? Would American soldiers have worn face masks in World War I? We can’t give up our traditions because of some fake news.”
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